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Lago maggiore Express

Verbania, Italy
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Best tour of Lake Maggiore

My guide book had this experience as a top 10 for the Italian Lakes and I wholeheartedly agree as... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Parrotfish
,
Hampshire, UK
The boat trip was brilliant

We took the express from Stresa and went on a boat to Locarno, scenic railway to Desmosummat and... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
johnd1129
,
Totton, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“fast train” (3 reviews)
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Verbania, Italy
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My guide book had this experience as a top 10 for the Italian Lakes and I wholeheartedly agree as it was the best day we spent whilst touring 3 of the Lakes in September. We pre-booked lunch on board and were glad we had as...More

2  Thank Parrotfish
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We took the express from Stresa and went on a boat to Locarno, scenic railway to Desmosummat and regional train back to Stresa. The trip was supposed to be all about the scenic railway but we found that it was a local train that stopped...More

1  Thank johnd1129
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to a sightseeing day out and this appeared to offer it all. We took the boat from Stresa to Locarno which at more than 3 hours was just too much, as others have commented the seats are very uncomfortable for that...More

1  Thank GPaulM
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Having read some of the negative reviews on this I was concerned that we would have problems but it couldn't have gone more smoothly! We took a train from Stresa to Domodosalla (caught a train that was bound for Geneva but was calling at Domodosalla...More

1  Thank Richard K
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Such a boring trip. 3,5 hours on a ferry with plastic seats. Then 2 trains back, again 3,5 hours, to where we started. Scenery is ok but not worth your whole freaking day. Sitting, waiting, looking around... instead of the expected; hop on hop off,...More

1  Thank Bob P
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We did the 3 hour boat trip from Stresa to Locarno, then train back. The boat portion was beautiful with great views. The centrovilla train haha great views,but was very crowded. The train from Domodossola to Stresa was gross! A great journey for the price,...More

1  Thank naomi1739
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful day out with some lovely views. The weather was awful with plenty of clag but it was still a great experience, although I'd like to do it again on a sunny day. Please be aware that the service only operates on...More

2  Thank travellingtim51
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We started in Stresa, took the boat (with nice lunch) to Locarno (they take Euro but your change will be in Swiss Francs). Narrow gauge train through mountains was ok, the views are better in the advertising leaflet, you almost get too close to the...More

1  Thank Alastair H
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Enjoyed the days excursion on the final day of the season. We started on the ferry from Stresa and took the opportunity to have lunch. Reviewers have said that the food is good, not fine dining. They aren't wrong. Pasta and risotto starter, some of...More

Thank Anne P
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

First of all, if you do the Lago Maggiore Express I suggest making a stop at Santa Maria Maggiore instead of Domodossola when you will be traveling by train, because the small Alps town s a worth a visit. There plenty of things to discover,...More

2  Thank Sofia P
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